Joey DeMaio (born 6 March, 1954) is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he founded in 1980.[2] He is also the founder and CEO of Magic Circle Music.[3]

Joey DeMaio
Joey DeMaio, Berlin 2010.jpg
Joey DeMaio in Berlin, Germany, 2010
Background information
Born (1954-03-06) 6 March 1954 (age 65)[1]
Auburn, New York, United States
GenresHeavy metal, power metal
InstrumentsBass, guitar, keyboards
Years active1971–present
LabelsMagic Circle Music
Associated actsManowar


He is a childhood friend of Manowar singer Eric Adams.[4] DeMaio played bass in several school bands. In the 1970s he toured with the musical Godspell (premiere in 1971 in New York City), taking musical lessons with the conductor.[5] He worked as a pyro-tech[clarification needed] for Black Sabbath during their "Heaven and Hell" tour.[6][7]

In 2006, shortly after creating the record label Magic Circle Music, he became a manager of the Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire.[8] He is also a producer for the band HolyHell.[9]

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  1. ^ "How old is Joey DiMaio of manowar?". Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Maria Vassileva (July 7, 2008). "Manowar goes for Guinness record with five-hour concert – Life". The Sofia Echo. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
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  4. ^ "Joe Kleon Interviews Joey DeMaio from Manowar". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Michael Custodis, chapter: Manowar und das Erbe Richard Wagners, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3
  6. ^ "Manowar Biography". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "Manowar – Biography – Metal Storm". Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Music: Rhapsody: Live in Canada 2005: The Dark Secret [Bonus DVD]". January 31, 2006. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Online Metal Magazine – Infernal Scream – Offline". Infernal Scream. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.

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